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unravel - disentangle; solve
dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
valor - bravery; ADJ. valiant: possessing valor; brave
vociferous - clamorous; noisy; V. vociferate: cry out loudly (when complaining)
entail - make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
genealogy - record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry